Updated: Thanks to your help, we’ve assembled a few photos of some incredible holiday light displays in Ballard. Let’s just say that many homeowners are brimming with Christmas spirit (and free time).
This home on 8th Ave. and 90th St. wins the prize for the most lights per square foot. Chevy Chase (“Christmas Vacation”) would be proud (compare). Even the roof, shrubs and the front door are covered in bulbs. Every minute or so, a car pulls over to the curb to take in the scene.
This is the “Gingerbread House” on 9th Ave. and 73rd. The house is even broadcasting on an AM radio frequency, so you can tune in to learn more about the display. (Thanks Chris for the tip!)
Over on Alonzo near 73rd, this family lit up the tall tree in their yard. It’s hard to see, but a big star sits on top. (Thanks Cahiwa!)
On 16th Ave. at 67th St., this home features quite a few holiday characters packed in the front yard. It’s a little eerie, actually. (Thanks Name!)
This is along 6th Ave. at 51st St. “Trains, boats, giant star on the side of the house; it’s an extravaganza of lights!” writes RaisedBed in comments. “Some of the displays are made by the homeowner (not store bought) and are quite fun.”
Yes, this is a 15-foot-tall Maurice Sendak nutcracker standing along Dibble and 90th St. “Someone must have worked on the production years ago,” writes Mrs. JW in comments, who calls it the Christmas Miracle. Why? “Because I wonder where they store it the other 11 months!”
This house on 80th St. near 18th Ave. is always a favorite. It looked spectacular last year in the snow. (Oh, remember last year about this time? Photos.)
And this home on 9th Ave. near 67th has that warm, cozy Christmas glow.
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